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"Guinea Pig" GX460 Light Build Thread

Discussion in '150-Series Toyotas' started by stilespendleton, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. stilespendleton

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    Thanks @Nickk6! I believe they are hub-centric. I don't have any vibrations or issues so far with the wheels and know that Discount Tire didn't use any hub-centric rings on the wheels.
     
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    What was the result of this? Did you swap tires? Trim? Did alignment fix?
     
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    Alignment did the fix. They set the caster as far forward as possible while keeping everything else withing factory spec. No more rubbing on the body mount. I did have to do some more fender massaging with the heat gun though, but that's the easy part.
     
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    @stilespendleton thank you so much for testing and documenting all of this! I've just installed the 5100s on my 2010 and threw some new 275/70 BFGs on. Waiting on a call back from Mark at Metal Tech regarding sliders.

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    Just a few more pictures that weren't in the driveway. 011f52893b28a40ab1b85617b7766db5af80e105e7.jpg

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    @stilespendleton - the truck is looking killer, I love those wheels. I have never been a fan of black rims, call me old school, but those look great, you may have just convinced me to pull the trigger on a set.

    I ordered a classic bull bar from Dobinson's (got a great deal on an open box), and threw it on this past weekend. With a very minimal market for GX 460 front bumpers (one thus far), and my predilection for the classic bull bar design (ARB, TJM etc..), I figured it would be a fun project. I am happy to post up pictures and some install notes if anyone has interest. Now, we just need to get the rear bumper market cranking!
     
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    Newb alert! Mod can you please delete this post.
     
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    @stilespendleton thank you for documenting all your mods! Another "copy cat" here. Billstien 5100s (3rd notch), OME 10mm spacer, 275-75-18 KO2s. Got 2.25 inches up front and about 3/8 in the rear.

    Just like most people on here looking for just a little more lift now. I'm leaning toward Dobinson springs on the Billstiens dropping the perch to 2nd notch (looking for 3 inches up front) and leveling rear at same height.

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    Zman, can you give the specifics on what parts you used? Did you use the standard twin-tube yellow Dobinson's shocks or the MRR with reservoir? Which springs did you order? Do you still like the ride on the highway? I don't think I'm quite ready to step up to the cost of the MRR or the FCPs but looking to improve my worn-out stock shocks?
     
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    Hey MGD. I went with the C59-724 springs in front, with C59-723 in the rear. I used GS59-700 standard twin tube (yellow) in front with GS59-701 standard in the rear. The whole set up was price comparable to the OME setup I have run for years on my 100 series, and the ride seems similar. The ride on the highway is good, definitely an improvement over stock, with drastically reduced nose dive. I have since added a front bumper, and will upgrade to the C59-726 front coils at some point (probably after I install a rear bumper and see what the stance is)..not any time soon.

    All in all, I am happy, price point was solid and Mike was very responsive and great to work with. I have attached two pics with this setup, post bumper and roof rack, to show the stance. i will get some action shots at some point...the driveway is lame IMG_20170811_105726-2.jpg IMG_20170916_132903.jpg